EMDR

EMDR

EMDR: Short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, this is a form of hypnosis designed to treat trauma. The idea is that if eye movement is put under voluntary control, the strength of traumatic memories can be weakened; it’s accomplished when EMDR practitioners work clients through traumatic memories while simultaneously having them focus on visual, auditory or tactile stimuli. EMDR is recognized by the VA/DOD Guidelines as an evidence-based, trauma-focused psychotherapeutic treatment for PTSD.